Beloit School Board hears concerns following leadership changes

Listening session follows leadership changes in School District of Beloit

Beloit School Board hosted a public listening session Sunday in an effort to build trust in the district between leadership, staff and parents.

This session comes after the Beloit School Board unanimously voted to accept a resignation from Superintendent Dr. Stanley Munro and elect new school board officers. Pamela Charles stepped down from her position of School Board President the following day, according to a post on her Facebook.

The overflowing room was filled with community members looking to improve the environment within the schools. Concerns ranged from issues in the curriculum to lack of professional development and leadership within the district.

Lana Duncan-Hartgraves, an art teacher at Fran Fruzen Intermediate, said there is a lack of communication between teachers and district leadership.

“The left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing,” Duncan-Hartgraves said. “We are not all united on the same page.”

Duncan-Hartgraves added that the district is full of good teachers that can be used as resources to district leadership.

Beloit School Board listened and addressed concerns. Action was not taken in this session.

New officer elections are expected to take place at the school board meeting on Tuesday.